Bracketology: Florida Rises, Bulldogs In, ASU Close

    
February 26th, 2010

The Bracketology field is based on how the tourney looks "as of this moment." The field below is not based on who I think deserves to be in, but a prediction of what the committee would do as things stand. For the next few weeks, I'll be posting Bracketology updates every Tuesday & Friday.  As March begins, I'll start releasing Bracketology updates daily leading up to Selection Sunday.

 

Why should you care what I have to say? In 2007 & 2008,  I was considered to have one of the Top 2 or 3 brackets amongst 53 national experts including Joe Lunardi, Gary Parrish and the like. (Admittedly my 2009 final bracket was rather weak.. not sure what happened. Can't win 'em all.)

 

Notes:

Arrows indicate movement by seed. Green indicates new to the field this week. Conference champions are not my end of season predictions, but current leaders. (Ties atop conference standings go to the higher RPI team).

   

ONE  

Kansas**

Kentucky**

Purdue**

Syracuse**

 

TWO

Duke**

Kansas State

Villanova

Ohio St

 

THREE

West Virginia

New Mexico**

Georgetown 

Pittsburgh

 

FOUR

Michigan State

Vanderbilt

Wisconsin

BYU

 

FIVE

Butler**

Temple**

Texas

Gonzaga**

 

SIX

Tennessee

Richmond

Texas A&M

Maryland

 

SEVEN

Xavier

Baylor

Missouri

Northern Iowa**

 

EIGHT

Wake Forest

Florida State

Clemson

UTEP**

 

NINE

UNLV

California**

Florida

Illinois

 

TEN

Oklahoma St  

UAB

Virginia Tech

Georgia Tech

 

ELEVEN

Old Dominion**

Louisville

Rhode Island

Marquette

 

TWELVE

Utah St**

UCONN

St. Mary's

Siena**

 

THIRTEEN

Mississippi St

Cornell** 

Kent St**

Murray State**

 

FOURTEEN

Wofford**

Oakland**

Weber St**

Sam Houston St**

 

FIFTEEN

Coastal Carolina**

Morgan St**

UCSB**

Troy**

 

SIXTEEN + ONE

Stony Brook**

Jacksonville**

Robert Morris**

Lehigh** / Jackson St**

 

** = Automatic Bid

 

 

League Leaders/Winners (31)

- Leaders throughout the season are merely the first place team in the standings as of the update, and not projected winners. Ties go to the higher RPI team. New teams this week in green.

 

America East - Stony Brook

A-10 - Temple

ACC - Duke

Atlantic Sun - Jacksonville

Big 12 - Kansas

Big East - Syracuse

Big Sky - Weber St

Big South - Coastal Carolina

Big Ten - Purdue

Big West - UCSB

CAA - Old Dominion

Conference USA - UTEP

Horizon - Butler

Ivy - Cornell

MAAC - Siena

MAC - Kent St

MEAC - Morgan St

MVC - Northern Iowa

MWC - New Mexico

Northeast - Robert Morris

Ohio Valley - Murray St

Pac-10 - California

Patriot - Lehigh

SEC - Kentucky

Southern - Wofford

Southland - Sam Houston St

SWAC - Jackson St

Summit - Oakland

Sun Belt - Troy

WAC - Utah St

WCC - Gonzaga

*** = Locked Up Automatic Bid

 

Last In: Mississippi St, St. Mary's, UCONN, Marquette

 

Last Out: Charlotte, Arizona St, Seton Hall, San Diego St,

Further Four: Cincinnati, Dayton, Minnesota, Notre Dame

 

Dropped Out Of Field (at-large): Dayton

 

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